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Sex & Society: God's Design, Tradition, & the Pursuit of Happiness

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Today, it would be difficult to overstate how profoundly our attitudes toward sex and its meaning have changed. Our grandparents would not even recognize us. Blinded by the myth of inexorable cultural progress, progressives distort sexuality and continue to foster their nontraditional values in our culture and with our children.

Clinical psychologist J. Michael Kuiper presents compelling evidence that our freefall from tradition has also produced a freefall from happiness. Despite an insatiable quest for freedom and self-fulfillment, we have become a troubled and confused society with a remarkable decline in mental and spiritual health. With irrefutable research and unbiased analysis, Kuiper answers important questions:

- Are sexual revolutionaries leading us down a destructive path?
- Is our mental health improving or deteriorating?
- Are we witnessing self-actualization or self-destruction?
- What happens when we pretend that gender differences do not exist?
- Do we ignore pornography's influence on our children?
- Are we fostering more love and joy or hate and disgust?


Michael Kuiper is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice. A licensed psychologist since 1995, he has served as a supervisor and codirector of a Christian counseling center. As a missionary to the Philippines, he founded a pastoral counselor training program and helped launch Theological Education by Extension (TEE). He has also taught psychology on the graduate level in the US. His MS thesis measured stress on brain functioning. In his Doctor of Ministry dissertation, Michael tackled the interface between modern theories of cognitive therapy and the biblical call for Christians to renew their mind. His PhD dissertation was a qualitative study illustrating the powerful psychological benefits of Christian conversion. He has written on the subject of sexuality and culture for the Christian Post and the Human Life Review. H